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1  OoPA / Magazine Discussion / Re: pc pilot on: March 13, 2017, 05:51:38 PM
I'm afraid we won't be able to help with this one.
We don't consider magazines that are currently in print for preservation. Only ones that are actually out of print.

2  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: February 11, 2017, 05:53:13 AM

After tons of Sega love, we return with some well deserved Nintendo love as well
as we release the remaster of Super Play issue 11.
We begin our preview of this issue with a big interview with Nintendo of America Vice President: Peter Main.
This isn't the only interview though as we also have one with Factor 5's Julian Eggebrecht about Super Turrican.
After all of this goodness we look at The full story of the Nintendo CD.
And we end this update with reviews for Mortal Kombat as well as Super Mario All-Stars.



Super Play 11 - september 1993 (UK) (REMASTERED)


Nintendo of America Vice President: Peter Main interview
Factor 5's Julian Eggebrecht about Super Turrican interview
The full story of the Nintendo CD
Mortal Kombat (Review)
Super Mario All-Stars (Review)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
3  OoPA / Magazine Discussion / Back When Screenshots Really Were Screen Shots (Jazz Rignall feature) on: February 04, 2017, 07:53:18 AM
A nice little feature on USGamer.net where Jaz talks about how they used to take screenshots of games for use in magazines.

http://www.usgamer.net/articles/back-when-screenshots-really-were-screen-shots
4  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: January 28, 2017, 06:04:16 AM

Today we return to the Official Sega Magazine with issue 18,
where we get some more glimpses at the upcoming Sega Saturn games
as well as a couple of top Mega Drive gems.
Our preview for this issue starts of with a feature on Alien Soldier for the Mega Drive,
followed by the review for it as well.
Then we take a look at two brilliant SNK fighting classics
that made their way over to the Mega CD: Samurai Shodown and Fatal Fury Special.
Before we move on to the Saturn games, we take a closer look at the review of Knuckles' Chaotix for the 32X.
Now we turn our attention to Astal and Cyber Speedway, both on the Sega Saturn,
before finishing up with a showcase on the arcade version of Virtua Fighter 2.



Official Sega Magazine 18 - june 1995 (UK)


Alien Soldier (Mega Drive showcase)
Alien Soldier (Mega Drive review)
Samurai Shodown (Mega Drive showcase)
Fatal Fury Special (Mega Drive Showcase)
Knuckles' Chaotix (32X Showcase)
Astal (Saturn Showcase)
Cyber Speedway (Saturn Showcase)
Virtua Fighter 2 (Arcade Showcase)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
5  OoPA / Magazine Discussion / A must for Mega Drive fans! - Sega Mega Drive Collected Works Reprint on: January 26, 2017, 06:03:50 PM
This beautiful out of print book is getting a reprint thanks to the recently launched Kickstarter campaign.



https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/darrenwall/sega-mega-drive-genesis-collected-works-reprint

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The book

Sega Mega Drive/Genesis: Collected Works is the ultimate retrospective of Sega's famed 16-bit console, featuring development and concept illustrations for the platform's best-loved game franchises, original developer interviews and previously unseen hardware production plans. Much of the visual material – drawn from the Sega of Japan archives – has never been released before.

The book, an elaborately produced and meticulously designed publication, was released in 2014 to huge critical acclaim and is now sadly out of stock. We regularly receive requests to reprint the title, so we are looking to fund a second production run to ensure the title remains in print.

Contents

Alongside an exhaustive visual tour of Sega's Mega Drive/Genesis archives is ‘Arcade Perfect’, a written history of the console and its legacy by Guardian Games Editor Keith Stuart, which features the voices of Sega executives and industry luminaries – including the company’s founder David Rosen, its president Hayao Nakayama, Sega of America CEO Tom Kalinske and many more. The book opens with a foreword by legendary developer David Perry, on the console that catalysed his career.

Concluding the book are 28 specially-conducted interviews with original Sega developers and team members, including Naoto Ohshima (Sonic The Hedgehog), Yu Suzuki (Space Harrier), Greg Johnson & Mark Voorsanger (ToeJam & Earl), Makoto Uchida (Golden Axe) and Yuji Naka (Sonic The Hedgehog).



Tons of artwork from Mega Drive games, the original design sheets for the Japanese system. Pictures of prototype hardware and peripherals. As well as a bunch of exclusive interviews.

For a video that gives a nice look into the book, check this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7APfUiSwOo&feature=youtu.be

I've already pledges to get my copy! Smiley
6  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: January 23, 2017, 05:23:54 AM
Thanks. Smiley
I wasn't able to get the update ready for the Official Sega Magazine issue 18 this weekend, so it should be ready by the end of this week instead. It's a really good one as well! Smiley

I'm actually really hyped for the new Nintendo system.
It's looking like it'll be a much more powerful Vita, but with full Nintendo first party support.
I loved my Vita to bits, still do actually. So many niche games that it got as well as a ton of indie games.


The new Zelda at launch got me really hyped, and Splatoon 2 as well Xenoblade 2 is enough to get me to buy it day one.
Then there's Puyo Puyo Tetris by Sega which is fantastic. (Already imported the PS4 and Vita versions) and finally a real Sonic game again. Smiley
Looks like it will be getting a ton of indie games from the very start as well.

Little preview of the announced games so far.

7  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: January 14, 2017, 09:24:18 AM

This week jump ahead about a year and dive into the remastered version
of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine issue 13 from November 1996.
For fans of arcade games, there is a ton of content in this particular issue.
Starting with a feature on Real Bout Fatal Fury by SNK and X-Men vs Street Fighter by Capcom.
Then we have Virtual On Cyber Troopers for the Sega Saturn as well as an interview with AM#2 on Fighting Vipers.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 13 - november 1996 (UK)



Real Bout Fatal Fury
X-Men vs Street Fighter
Virtual On Cyber Troopers
Fighting Vipers

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
8  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: January 07, 2017, 11:39:45 AM

We start of the new year with the remastered edition of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine 2.
As always, this new edition has been cleaned up considerably and has quite a few improvements over the old version which was released in 2011.
The colour correction makes it look much closer to the original magazine for instance.
And everything from the text to possible spots and speck of dust that might have been visible
in the old release are cleaned up in this latest version.
As a preview of this issue we have a couple of articles picked out as usual.
These include showcases for Vitua Cop, Virtua Fighter 2, X-Men Children of the Atom, and Firestorm Thunderhawk 2.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 2 - december 1995 (UK)



Virtua Cop
Virtua Fighter 2
X-Men Children of the Atom
Firestorm Thunderhawk 2

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
9  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: January 04, 2017, 05:23:13 AM
No problem. Smiley

I'm still not 100% but I'm certainly better than before.
Sadly, my vacation time is over as well so I'm back at work and thus have very little time to work on magazines.

I scanned quite a few issues during my break, OSM 17-22 are now fully scanned for instance, as is Mean Machines Sega up to issue 9 and NGamer up to issue 11.
Already started working on OSSM 21 and Super Play 13, and finished up the remaster of OSSM2 as well as 13. About 1/3 through the remaster of Sega Pro 1.
Official Sega Magazine 18 is coming along nicely and needs only 20 pages edited to be complete.

So the next couple of weeks should be interesting for releases I think.
Naturally the brand new ones will be a bit slow, but I've now got a couple of remasters lined up to put up back to back. Smiley
10  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: December 12, 2016, 05:28:10 AM
I have actually been taking it kind of easy for the last couple of weeks. Wink

Right now I'm sick at home for the second week with a stomach bug, so I haven't been able to do much of anything.
But I've been scanning a couple of magazines here and there and slowly putting them back together.
So when I'm better, I look forward to getting OSM18 completed as well as finishing the remastered edition of OSSM2 and Dreamcast Magazine 2.
11  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: November 12, 2016, 08:18:49 AM

This time we jump back in time a little.
The Official Sega Saturn Magazine is an all-time favourite of many people,
yet it missed the actual Sega Saturn launch by 6 months.
The reason being that at the time the system launched,
the magazine was still called the Official Sega Magazine instead.
So we wanted to jump to the Sega Saturn launch and since going through 15 more issues of OSM
would take a long time, we jump around a bit.
As always we select a couple of features to preview the magazine before you download the full release.
We start off with two of the finest racing games ever created: Sega Rally for the arcade
and Daytona USA on the Sega Saturn.
We also take a look at Theme Park on the Mega Drive
and the little known racer for the 32X: BC Racers.



Official Sega Magazine 17 - may 1995 (UK)


Sega Rally (arcade)
Daytona USA (Sega Saturn)
Theme Park (Mega Drive)
BC Racers (32X)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
12  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: November 07, 2016, 06:34:29 PM
Thank you for letting me know about the missing magazine.
I've just re-upped all 3 versions so you should be able to grab the ones you like. Smiley

It was really fun working on this upcoming magazine.
Glad to see so many familiar faces in there as well, even Ed Lomas and Tom Guise who would end up making CVG with Paul Davies such a brilliant magazine in the years to come.
I've already stared working on issue 18 as well and it's going quite nice.
I'm finding it a little difficult to find time to do much work on magazines as of late with all the work needing to be done in and around the house to get it all ready for winter, so the releases are going to be a little slow for a bit.

Then again, I'm confident it'll be worth it in the end. Smiley
13  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: November 06, 2016, 11:17:12 AM
Just a little teaser of what's coming up next weekend.

The Official Sega Saturn Magazine is one of the favourite magazines of many people, but one thing it missed out on was the actual Saturn launch period by about 6 months.

So I decided to go back to the early coverage and the month it launched in Europe to see all the great (and not so great) launch titles as well as get a feel of the excitement for one of my favourite home system of all time.

So next week, you can expect to be reading the following issue. Wink

14  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: October 16, 2016, 03:40:02 AM

For the second week in a row we focus on a re-release of a back issue of Official Sega Saturn Magazine.
As always, this is the definite version of this magazine.
The colours should be spot on with this release as well as the attention to detail
when it comes to cleaning up marks of old age has been raised even more compared to the old version.
Our first preview is for a fan favourite racing game that sadly never left the arcades: Scud Race.
We then take another in-depth look at Fighters Megamix
as well as the newly converted arcade racer Manx TT Superbike.
And for the final preview of this issue we look at Hexen by Probe Entertainment.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 17 - march 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED)   


Scud Race
Fighters Megamix
Manx TT Superbike
Hexen

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
15  OoPA / Site News and Updates / Re: Site News on: October 08, 2016, 05:09:07 AM

We are back with a newly remastered version of issue number 18 of the Official Sega Saturn Magazine.
As always, this issue has been re-edited to look even better than before,
including new colour settings which put it much closer to the original physical magazine
compared to the previous release. We start off with a look at Elevator Action Returns on the Saturn,
which sadly never left Japan. From here we move on to a feature on Manx TT,
as well as a big feature on Mass Destruction. Our final feature is for the somewhat obscure
 arcade fighting game by Capcom: Red Earth. But that is not all! We also have a look at not one,
 but two interviews in this issue. The first one is with Lobotomy Software about Duke Nukem 3D
and the second one talks with Tetsuya Mizuguchi about Sega Touring Car Challenge.



Official Sega Saturn Magazine 18 - april 1997 (UK) (REMASTERED)   


Elevator Action
Manx TT
Mass Destruction
Red Earth
Lobotomy Software about Duke Nukem 3D (interview)
Tetsuya Mizuguchi about Sega Touring Car Challenge (interview)

The Maximum Resolution version (2560px) can be downloaded here.
The Tablet version (1600px) can be downloaded here.
The iPod/iPhone version (1136px) can be downloaded here.
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